Florida 2012 - 2nd to 5th April, 2012

Event Schedule: Sessions for April 2nd

Mon 08:00 AM

International Spectrum registration. Open during the full conference hours.

Join Nathan Rector, President of International Spectrum, for the conference welcome address. See what the MultiValue market and International Spectrum has been doing this past year and what the plans are for the future.

ASP.NET is one of the most popular programming environments. ASP.NET is a rich programming framework for building web—based applications. It offers outstanding support for both developers and administrators, providing improved ease—of—use, tool support, reliability, scalability, administration, and security. The ASP.NET Quick Start walks through a series of sample code and concepts to teach you how to make the most of this powerful technology.

Tablets, Phones, Smart Home Panels… Android Development will take you into the future. This session will provide you information on what software you need and what steps you will need to develop for these systems and hardware.

We will also show you the basics for talking with your MultiValue system from an Android Applications.

All the current databases have an option to access your MultiValue data using ODBC, but each one does it different. Learn how each database handles ODBC mapping to MultiValue data and see live examples and applications that use ODBC to access your MultiValue data. Don't limit yourself, or your users, by not understanding the one of the common tools that comes with your existing system.

Data is any business's key assets. Without reliable data, then business will loose money and fail. This session will talk about protecting sensitive data and how best to provided audits to your ever changing data.

Panel discussion with the industry experts on direction, design, andexpectations for the MultiValue market and developers. Where should webe heading, why we should be heading there, and how to get there from here.

We will start with a few questions and then open the floor to you theattendees to ask your own questions.


  • Charles Barouch
  • Jorge Casares
  • Kevin King
  • Brian McMahon
  • Richard Thiot

As a powerful, flexible, easy to learn, and easy to deploy language, PHP provides a platform for an easy transition into web technologies for Multivalue BASIC developers. In this session we'll look at the basics of PHP and discuss how we can leverage our U2 data and programming from a web context.

.NET has become the defacto new development environment for most enterprises. Developing .NET applications are relatively easy, but developing a .NET application to use a database effectively requires knowledge and planning.

Interfacing .NET effectively with a database requires developers to split much of the process between the database and the client. In this workshop, we will talk about how to design effective client/server/database interfaces using a MultiValue database.

Ask yourself this: If your database supplier tested new versions of your MultiValue database the same way you test program changes to your production software, would you still consider upgrading? Or do updates to your application frequently cause errors, downtime, lost data, or decreased user confidence?

This session explores proven techniques for successful software testing and how they can be applied to our rapid change, free form, MultiValue environment. We will also discuss the impact of testing protocols and tools on the time crunch found in most shops.

You have been creating green screen/command line programs for years, but now you starting to create applications in Windows or the Web.

  • Where do you start?
  • How do you process data and validation?
  • When should you read/write/lock your data?

GUI applications require a different thinking process when developing and handling data. Some applications can be made simpler and some are more complex when you start developing event—driven applications.

Join Charles Barouch, and see how to develop fast and effective GUI and event—driven programs.

Every year the landscape of IT changes - new products, new platforms and new risks. Governments enact laws and regulations to bring order - new ones arriving somewhere almost daily. Let's review what is going on in the coming year with governance and compliance requirements, the threats that they address and things you can do to stay ahead of the wave.

Apache and PHP have become a popular framework and platform for Web 2.0 and HTML5 development. Since they are both Open Source, you can find precompiled applications for just about any OS and hardware being used.

Now the MultiValue developers don't need to feel left out. In this session we'll show how easy it is to download, install, and start working with Apache and PHP.

Excel is a popular media to review and work with MultiValue Data. It provide an easy way to provide formatted output, and data mining using pivot tables. Majority of all end users out there have access to Excel, and use it to some degree or another.

In this session we will show you how to extract MultiValue data and import it into Excel using subroutine calls. We'll talk about how to add data to individual cells, as well as do bulk updates of cells and rows.

This session also includes 1 hour of hands-on samples, so make sure you bring your laptop.

Billed as "A rock solid default for HTML5 awesome." the HTML 5 Boilerplate was developed by Paul Irish, a Google developer, to pull together best practices for developing web pages with an HTML 5 doctype. Let's take a look at how to use the features of this template and tailor it to your needs. While this talk will be relevant to developers interested in writing web-based (including mobile) software using any of the MV DBMS's, I will also show the toolkit we use for developing our web-based application using the Zen AJAX framework from InterSystems Cache'. The HTML5 Boilerplate has been integrated into many CMS toolsets, and now we have it integrated into our generated pages too. In addition to discussing the features and benefits of the HTML5 Boilerplate, I will demo our Zen development studio environment. We will create a web page from our page template so that we get the Boilerplate features. This presentation should be fun for anyone interested in either the HTML5 Boilerplate or those who would just like a peak at how we are writing a brand new MultiValue application using the Zen AJAX platform that comes with Cache'.

Content Management Systems (CMS) provide end-users and power-users the ability to update websites without being programmers. There are many Open Source CMS systems on the Internet that would make your job easier.

If the company adds a new product line, or needs to update information the company website, why should they come to the programmer to do so. Using WordPress, DotNetNuke, Umbraco, Drupal, and scores of others would allow your company to update the information without having to bother you.

This session will talk about the different CMS options and how you can enhance and control content with MultiValue database information without sacrificing the CMS flexibility.